Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Dorset Building Stone - Website Update Nov 2019

We are a small group of amateur and retired professional geologists who are investigating, publicising, celebrating and archiving information about the Building Stones used in Dorset's historic churches and some secular buildings. This website was created in 2016 and has been steadily populated ever since.  

The Geology part includes descriptions of twenty Dorset building stones and twelve Non-Dorset ones, plus a dozen Dorset quarries & pits.  Sixty-five churches are described as well as a dozen secular buildings.   

The site has already attracted several queries from geologists, historians, architects and masons and led to some useful contacts.